It's been a looong summer for Clipper fans after a brutal playoff exit. Given that we were all grasping for post-season excitement, I'm guessing we're all familiar enough with the DeAndre Jordan fiasco and the emojigate that it wrought. So let's hit the highlights of the off-season.
This summer, the Clippers had some big signings.
Get friendly with Paul Pierce! Follow him: @paulpierce34 Visit him: http://t.co/4Ou8ysRZZk pic.twitter.com/hNhT5atTfw— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) July 16, 2015
Thank you to buzz city and the Hornets organization. While the past year didn't work .... http://t.co/edgMso2SuT pic.twitter.com/MmXZiOTAEk— Lance Stephenson (@StephensonLance) June 16, 2015
(Nice hashtag Josh...)
Very happy to announce that I have just become a part of the Clippers family. I hope it is a truly amazing season! pic.twitter.com/uBbJquORSK— Pablo Prigioni (@PPrigioni9) August 4, 2015
Excited to have @PPrigioni9 back as a teammate again!!— Cole Aldrich (@colea45) July 23, 2015
I'd add in something from Wesley Johnson but the only two verified accounts I could find were these guys.
Our beloved Clips went to China for some team-bonding and glad-handing.
#Shanghai pic.twitter.com/uTFF65RAKx— Chris Paul (@CP3) October 13, 2015
✈️➡️ ...#clippernation— JJ Redick (@JJRedick) October 7, 2015
JJ Redick felt the wrath of video game designers.
Is this real??? @NBA2K. I look like I just spent two weeks in Vegas without sleeping. pic.twitter.com/NGdid5JWag— JJ Redick (@JJRedick) September 19, 2015
Jamal Crawford hosted his annual Seattle Pro-Am.
(VIDEO) @Jcrossover gets fancy & goes off for 38pts, 19asts, 8rebs @seattleproam: http://t.co/wmO2AieV7P pic.twitter.com/v0imNva4rJ— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) August 16, 2015
He even had a showdown with former Clipper, Baron Davis, when LA's Drew League headed up north.
Seattle Pro Am vs Drew League Mixtape!! CRAZY Highlights Of BEST Game of SUmmer!! http://t.co/CttcqgBmiS @JCrossover pic.twitter.com/nuOqtYUGb6— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) August 29, 2015
Blake Griffin released a new commercial for Nike.
Chill, Marvin. Earth-shattering is MY department. https://t.co/ZwWYbnVOXG— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) August 4, 2015
Chris Paul went golfing with one of the Clippers cult favorties. #FreeWillie
Fun round of golf with my guy @DetroitWillie34 this morning! #IWon #MaybeNextTimeWillieG #HeHadARentalSet #So pic.twitter.com/DjO4JU7adX— Chris Paul (@CP3) August 9, 2015
The Clippers were given a new nickname, which the rookie seemed to enjoy.
Speaking of the Clippers as superheroes....
Sick!!! RT @XicanoXL: @LAClippers @deandrejordan6 @BigHero6 Deandre's a big hero for returning to LA #TurnUpLA pic.twitter.com/6YsUzwTEMe— DeAndre Jordan (@deandrejordan6) July 23, 2015
DeAndre Jordan threw out the first pitch at an Angels game.
Thank you guys! Held back on the heat! RT @Angels: .@LAClippers' Center, @deandrejordan6, drains the 60-footer! ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/tTDyxaaIYp— DeAndre Jordan (@deandrejordan6) August 19, 2015
Which led some to wonder...
Haha RT @oscar_contreras: @deandrejordan6 Glad to see J.P. from Angels in the outfield all grown up... #ItCouldHappen pic.twitter.com/vcnzNFVtIC— DeAndre Jordan (@deandrejordan6) August 19, 2015
The Clippers put in some preseason work, which included...
Clippers erase a 35 point deficit to defeat the Blazers 115-109 thanks to hot shooting from Pierce and Rivers pic.twitter.com/V4xJGSSiUu— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) October 23, 2015
The waiting is almost over, the new season is nigh. So take time with your loved ones, like @ohmeohmy.
great dinner with family in San Diego on final free weekend b4 start of Clipper season. pic.twitter.com/Uq0lfvEdQy— Ralph Lawler (@Ohmeomy) October 24, 2015